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MORE Free Motion Quilting! by Penny Olive

A class for quilters who desire to master their free motion quilting skills.  This is NOT an advanced class for students who have “conquered” free motion quilting, but rather an extension of my Basic Free Motion Quilting class, which should have already been completed.    We will simply be learning “MORE” free motion quilting.  You will learn my three keys to More Free Motion Quilting, new quilting designs, , all over quilting designs, sashing and border designs, modern designs,  block specific designs,   background fills and grid work.. You will receive five hours of more free motion quilting instruction and hands on practice time. The last 30-45 minutes is what everyone awaits: bring that unfinished quilt top and join Penny and your fellow students in brainstorming free motion quilting designs and thread selection for that quilt you just “don’t know how to quilt”!

Required supplies:        Sewing machine set for free motion quilting 

                                    Thread (top and bobbin) 

2-4 prepared practice quilt sandwiches (for each, take about a 24” long piece of muslin, open it at the fold, place batting inside, spray  batting with adhesive and close it back up. Flip the whole sandwich over and repeat on the back side. This will give you one 18” x 24”  practice sandwich; a great working size. 

                                    Sketch pad or paper for doodling **THIS IS IMPORTANT****


Helpful supplies:            -  Machine extension bed

-  Machine quilting gloves or Grip-Its

                                    -  One 24” straight edge quilting ruler

-  One 6” or 8” square ruler

-  One marking tool (quilting tool, pen or pencil)

We will use the rotary rulers and marking tools to draw blocks and sashing on your quilt sandwich for stitching the techniques taught. Your instructor will have some on hand but it may be more expeditious to have your own as well.


Most of these supplies (except fabrics and sketch pad) are available at the Sewing Center of Cheyenne!

Let me tell you about myself:

My name is Penny Olive and I have lived in Cheyenne since 1991. I have been quilting since about 2003 and have a love and passion for free motion quilting. I began my free motion quilting adventure on my Janome Quilter’s Companion sewing machine which had a 6” throat, and progressed in a short time to completing quilts from wall hangings to king size bed quilts professionally. I have had my own and customer quilts displayed at both the Cheyenne Heritage Quilters quilt show and the Laramie County Fair. I have also won several awards for my quilting; my joy is teaching so others can enjoy the skill I love so much.

NOTE: Prior to class, please make sure you are familiar with the use of your sewing machine and that it is in good working condition. It is a good idea to bring your user manual with you to class.
IF YOUR SEWING MACHINE NEEDS A TUNE-UP, SEWING CENTER OF CHEYENNE, 307-778-2717 can service it within a day or two!!

Find me on Facebook at Penny Olive, Free Motion Quilting Educator and youtube at Penny Olive.

Skill Level: Intermediate
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.


Sewing Center
of Cheyenne

(307) 778-2717
1511 Logan Avenue
      Cheyenne, WY 82001


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